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WolvesmadGraduate
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I have never really felt the urge to see how far I have run because my only aim when I started this programme was to be a bit fitter. In my heart of hearts I thought that I would last a few weeks (if that) and then revert back to being that potato I loved so much ( the couch one). ๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿฅ”๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸ

I bought my first ever pair of proper running shoes ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ about 3 weeks ago and will hopefully graduate next week. I've never missed a week even though my inner demons have tried to convince me on more than one occasion to not bother. My diet has changed for the better (Last night for tea I had home made thai green sea bass with quinoea rice and roasted veg๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿฅ•

I look forward to my runs ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ and it's not easy for an old fatty like me but the great feeling at the end is fantastic and dare I say better than doughnuts ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ (let's not go that far lol)

So thankyou for all of that C25K I tip my cap to you๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ

And thankyou to all of you who have encouraged me, made me laugh and generally been interested in my journey. You are my heroes ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคด๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ™ and I would never have done it without you!

So back to today and my first ever mapped and timed run. In 28 minutes I ran 4.01km and it said 21metre elevation (whatever that means) with a best split (third km) of 6.43

So there you have it. Looks like I'll need 35 mins to do 5k till I get fitter and stronger but I'm really happy with that ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜.

Good luck with all of your runs this week

Remember if I can do it anyone can

Right I'm off for a bowl of porridge ๐Ÿฅฃ

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UnfitNoMore profile image
UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Great job... youโ€™ll gain strength quickly now so youโ€™ll be ready for that 5k in no time. Almost time for your victory lap!

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WolvesmadGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

I'll do 30mins in w9r3 but I won't be running no more laps after it. Victory or not lol ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

I might plan my run to finish at the krispy cream shop ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿš

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Wolvesmad

Thatโ€™s a great idea... bet youโ€™d set a PB ๐Ÿ˜‚

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WolvesmadGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

True dat ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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LallisGraduate

You are great, Wolvesmad. I know the temptation for ๐Ÿฅ”๐Ÿฅ”๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸand, for me, also ๐Ÿ› in the morning instead of ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ.... but here we are, all together

xx

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WolvesmadGraduate in reply to Lallis

Thanks for your kind words Lallis. I'm not great just an ordinary bloke who only eats doughnuts occasionally now ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿฉ

Don't tell unfitnomore though I think he works for the doughnut police๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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LallisGraduate in reply to Wolvesmad

I do not tell him but I think so too

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LallisGraduate in reply to Lallis

BECAUSE. Not BUT

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IgaTGraduate

Well done! And nice pace and mileage! I was using the app, more to keep me a little accountable and I like those numbers when they sum up ;) e.g. I somehow managed to walk-jog 42 km = 26 miles !!! this month only! It is crazy! I hope you will enjoy those numbers as well ;) If not, it doesn't matter as long as you enjoy running ;)

We are soon on 30 minutes, and then the next step 5k :D

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WolvesmadGraduate in reply to IgaT

Eek it's crazy isn't it. Week one all teary and bleary, can't do it can't do it and look at us now. I think I'm going to apply to go on the Olympics in 2020 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ does anyone do an app to practice for that lol

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IgaTGraduate in reply to Wolvesmad

I bet you can find YouTube films and apps for that :P We came the long way from W1R1.

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WolvesmadGraduate in reply to IgaT

We have indeed

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AnnieW55 in reply to Wolvesmad

And w9r3 teary and bleary cos you can ๐Ÿ˜€

Or maybe youโ€™ll be punching the air and humming the Rocky theme. Either way youโ€™re a winner (your family too).

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WolvesmadGraduate in reply to AnnieW55

My family aren't winners as they haven't run with me ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ. They're not getting one celebratory doughnut

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AnnieW55 in reply to Wolvesmad

Let them have the holes - thatโ€™ll learn โ€˜em ๐Ÿ˜€

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IgaTGraduate in reply to Wolvesmad

You are the winner, and your family is lucky to have you ;) I know you, you will share those doughnuts, won't you?

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WolvesmadGraduate in reply to IgaT

You do know me. Damn my kindness

Must try and be harder

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IgaTGraduate in reply to Wolvesmad

Yes, me too. We are golden hearted, but very taught rock solid runners ;) at least this is what I am telling myself :P

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WolvesmadGraduate in reply to IgaT

I'm more chocolate torte than very taught lol ๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ‚

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IgaTGraduate in reply to Wolvesmad

Uuu can you imagine running through chocolate? Torte or just melted choco?

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WolvesmadGraduate in reply to IgaT

Any

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AlMorrGraduate

Hi Wolvesmad, I find Mapmyrun OK. This morning I ran my fourth 5K, Mapmyrun told me that I ran๐Ÿƒ it in just over 35 minutes which is OK as it was a different and hillier course than my 5K "record" of just over 32 minutes a few weeks ago. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸƒElevation is to do with the terrain you run in, the reason I was a little slower today was that the elevation (hillier) was more than the elevation of my "record" 5K run.

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WolvesmadGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thanks for the info and well done you

Oh I aspire to run 5km in 35 min. I do think one day that I might just manage it, (5 years and Iโ€™m still working on it) Iโ€™m a distance rather than speed person, love a HM but canโ€™t do it fast ๐Ÿ˜€. Well done on your journey, you are doing great. Rfc x,

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MikeJones68Graduate

Nicely done. I didn't start using that app until I'd graduated. After a few weeks I found out that loads of the members of this site use Strava and they even have a group set up on there, so I switched to that.

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WolvesmadGraduate in reply to MikeJones68

Thanks for the info

I did download strava but it keeps crashing for some reason

Tea sounds amazing!!

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WolvesmadGraduate in reply to BeckySharp1

It was Becky and so easy to make. My little treat afterwards was honey yoghurt and blueberries ๐Ÿ‡

yum :)

Hey Wolvesmad we are at the same stage!! My wife and I used to ballroom and Latin dance, me an ex prop in Lycra and patent leather shoes Oh Lord!!, but due to major surgery we have had to have a break. I drive 100 mile round trip to work everyday in an office so the weight piled on.

Over the summer I felt really down and I heard about people having strokes and heart attacks younger than me so decided to do something. I downloaded the app (blame Jo Whiley, Chris Evans and Vassos Alexander) bought some kit and set off.

At week 3 I started using strava and really enjoy checking my slow stats. Itโ€™s a good way of keeping up with your progress and in my case comparing progress with 34 year old son. So far we are close in pace.

Keep going, I intend to and may even increase to 10k - maybe I have gone utterly insane!

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WolvesmadGraduate in reply to dave_the_scot

Well done Dave

Keep up the good work

I have a 24 year old who regularly runs who I'm going out with when I graduate

Really looking forward to that

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